UAPB awards scholarship to Illinois student

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff recently awarded an Academic Scholarship to Tierra Poyner of Belleville, Ill., a 2013 graduate of Belleville East High School in Belleville, Ill. She maintained a 4.35 grade point average; and her high school activities included playing volleyball, basketball and soccer. She will major in biology at UAPB with plans to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.

To be eligible for the Academic Scholarship, a student must have a minimum ACT score of 21 and a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The scholarship pays full tuition.